3 favorite recent finds... - The Dainty Squid

3 favorite recent finds...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Instead of doing a thrifty finds post like I normally do, where I show everything off in a big pile, I'm going to show three of my favorite finds from last weekend and tell a little about them.

1 // This beautiful table. We're kind of working on redoing our living room in a style that is more suited to us. We're approaching two years in this house (so crazy!) and I'm bored with the living room decor. My style is evolving and I'm figuring out more and more what I like. This table is exactly what I was looking for, so you can only imagine my excitement when I found it for $5.99. Yep, FIVE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS. I still can't believe it.

2 // This little skunk avon bottle. I found this in Goodwill along with the rest of a MASSIVE collection of avon perfumes and aftershaves. All were in their original boxes and in amazing shape. I'm not particularly attracted to avon things, but I'm crazy for any collection of things no matter how silly they are. Kevin and I went through every single one of them admiring how neat they were and what unique shapes the bottle were. a ship, a gun, a deer, a cat, a cannon, a donkey with a bonnet, a train, etc. But this is the one that caught my attention. I absolutely adore the packaging. Plus it smells so good, kind of like my mom. It's a very comforting scent. I'm really excited to bring home a part of someone's treasured collection, it's like having a unique connection with a stranger.

3 // This cat watch!! I've been looking for this watch for a few months. I saw it in at least two fellow blogger's thrift finds and knew there had to be one out there waiting for me. So I started looking in the jewelry counters at thrift stores, a place I normally try to avoid (I don't want the inevitable "can I help you"). Finally over the weekend I found it and at 99 cents I had to bring it home despite the fact it doesn't work. I'm definitely going to look into getting it fixed. My favorite part, other than the mouse the moves as the second hand, is the fact it's on a nice band. It doesn't look like it was made for children, it was meant for a cat lady!

We also bought a new couch last night! I'm so very excited, yet completely nervous since it'll be a big change and we're not quite sure what to do with out massive couch that we have now. I can't wait to bring home our pretty new golden, vintage couch!!
xoxo

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44 thoughts

  1. Aww! My Nana had that watch! What a nice memory to have when I saw your photo. Great find :)

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  2. Beautiful finds! Your living room looks so awesome with all those art hangings. I saw the couch on your instagram and I think it will make for a nice addition to this space! :) -Lo

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  3. These are amazing! Oh I love the Avon bottles, and this one is spectacular!

    That watch is awesome, and so cheap too:D

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  4. Yeahhhhh for thrift finds!! love that Avon skunk soooooo cute!

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  5. Congrats on your lovely finds!

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  6. Gorgeous find! I adore your new coffee table - truly remarkable! And I am SUCH an Avon girl, so hearing about that collection made me uber jealous!!!

    Also, CAT WATCH! <3

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  7. I heart your cat lady watch beyond all reason!

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  8. i totally had that watch when i was a kid! i love that thing!! i wonder if it's still at my mom's house...i'll have to bust it out! thanks for reminding me! :o)

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  9. That little skunk is so cute! I would have loved to see all of the other bottle, especially the ship. I have one Avon after shave bottle in my collection, it is a Winnebago!

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  10. oh my god, i totally had that cat watch when i was young. man, that just brought quite a flashback!

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  11. I'm looking for a coffee table just like that, it's beautiful! And what a deal!!

    xx, C

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  12. That coffee table is awesome! I love the little skunk too, I can't resist anything having to do with forest creatures!

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  13. I love that new table!!! And that cat watch is so adorable!! I hope it can be fixed!! I love the little mouse on the side!! TOO cute!!
    You always find the most enchanting things!!

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  14. I can't BELIEVE the deal you got on that table. AND it's lovely. Nice work!

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  15. That's the watch my grandma used to wear when I was a little girl! (I love that several people have commented about once owning or knowing somebody who owned that watch. It must've been a popular brand or design in the 80's.)

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  16. Awesome finds! I love the table, it's in great condition and it looks nice in your home. :)

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  17. Wow I love that table! So jealous of your steals. :)

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  18. That table is perfect! Can't wait to see your new couch!

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  19. Ohhh, I'm so envious of all your amazing finds! Ha I thought the skunky perfume was a good one, a skunk that smells good.

    Fang Ting

    ftashion

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  20. Oh wow, my Gramma had tons of those Avon perfume bottles actually, she collected them and I still have them around the house somewhere.

    Awesome finds, I'm loving all of them! :)

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  21. oh my gosh you found that table for less than $6?!!! amazing finds!

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  22. Cool watch! I am le jealous.

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  23. Because I (honestly) suffer from ADHD, I love the Apple (Cookie Jar?) and the Jackalope Bust!

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  24. I love your living room it look so amazingly cozy. Nice touch with the "cobweb" on that painting =D

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  25. That table is a gorgeous and such a great deal!

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  26. That cat watch is adorble, i'm super envious!

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  27. What a great watch! I bought a kitty watch almost exactly like it once when I worked at a thrift store. Mine has an extra little button you can press to hear a meow! So strange, and yet so perfect.

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  28. That watch is too cute! What a lucky find. :)

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  29. That watch is adorable, but I am super jealous of your table find. WHAT A DEAL! Where are those deals in my thrift store?

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  30. That watch is so cool! Very Aristocat-y.

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  31. I love what you are saying about other people's collections. It is true that it feels magic to see a carefully selected group of items and it hurts me a bit to see it scattered. But hey, it is great when you can give one of the pieces a nice home, right? And that skunk is amazing! I can't say I've seen much avon-bottles on this side of the globe (I live in Holland). Must have an American thrift-holiday in the future I guess. ;)

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  32. I had (or more my Nana had) a skunk perfume bottle like that when I was a kid & I played with it all the time. I loved it!! I bet it was so fun to get to look at the collection.

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  33. $5 for a table?! I hate you! lol

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  34. I'm so jealous your house can look that clean and stylish with all your cats. I have 3 cats running around, and my first thought when I saw your picture was:

    "My cats would have knocked that apple off and broke it. And probably the pumpkin decorations too."

    :)

    -Arielle
    humblepievintage.com

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  35. I saw a skunk tonight when I was driving home-little guy was getting soaked in the pouring rain. I'm dying to find a vintage couch-they're so hard to find.

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  36. So many neat little touches in your home :) I love it!

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  37. Well, now I'm completely obsessed with finding that skunk AND the packaging. Sigh...

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  38. I'd suggest keeping the couch on hand for a bit. That way if you decide your beautiful and lovely retro couch isn't quite as comfortable as you need, you'll have the old girl somewhere close. I know I need cozy for a couch as much as I'd love something sleeker.

    the skunk packaging is so cute!

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  39. Great finds!Looking for a sofa too, hope to have your same luck...

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  40. loveeeeee that watch, i hope you can get it to work because it is seriously PERFECT

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  41. I have that skunk Avon bottle! It's full of perfume too, but it doesn't have a flower around it's neck. I adore that watch!! Have I ever mentioned that I collect old watch faces? Only a few so far but they look great all together!

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  42. How funny! Like a few others, I remember having that watch when I was growing up! I'm sure it was lost when my mom recently moved, but I had completely forgotten about it until I saw you pic :)

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  43. I have two bottle of that little skunk avon perfume but they are now empty and I love to display them on the living room. :)

    pheromone cologne

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